Samples of Basic Mexican Dishes in Mazatlán
Beef, may be served in a taco, or cut up pieces with
potatoes or vegetables.
Asada a la Plaza: Generally is grilled beef, cut up
into pieces, served with potatoes and/or another
vegetable with lettuce, onions and tortillas.
a la Plaza:
Grilled chicken with potatoes and/or another vegetable
served with lettuce, onions and tortillas.
Open-faced thick corn tortilla
deep fried topped with beans, a topping such as chicken,
pork or beef, and lettuce, onions, etc. Sometimes you can
order this with a piece of grilled chicken on the side
(Gorditas y Pieza Pollo).
Rellenos: Pablano chili stuffed with cheese, breaded
and pan fried or deep fried. Sometimes served in a soupy ranchero
sauce. I've never figured out why the name is always plural on the
menu but they almost always only bring one chili.
Soft flour or corn tortillas
filled with your choice of beef, pork, chicken or shrimp.
favorite Mexican basic food. NOT like tamales you get up-north.
Interestingly, they aren't that easy to find. Chicken, beef or pork
with a few veggies or potato piece surrounded by cornmeal and wrapped
in corn husks. Sweet versions are also sold.
Pozole: Bowl of seasoned stew with pork
and hominy. Usually served with onions and cabbage on the
side to add as you wish.
Soda Pop. In addition to the
ever-present Coke and Pepsi, try a carbonated apple
cider, or Toni Cola locally bottled vanilla-based
Liquados: Blended fruit drinks with or
Could be anything from fruit flavored water drinks to
mashed sweetened rice mixed with ice water. These are
made with purified water and safe ice cubes.